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Giving advice

How to give advice to someone in the diplomatic way when you in a personal or professional situation.
  • Go to the doctors.
That is demanding and abrupt, however there are many ways which you can give advice to another and come across much friendlier.
  • I would go to the doctors if I was you.
  • You should see a doctor about that.
Suppose you think that someone your talking to should go to see the doctor immediately.
  • You should go to the doctor as soon as you can.
  • I would make an appointment at the doctors today.
If you need to give advice to someone, to be diplomatic or gentler, you can learn expressions like:-
 
If I were you, I would + advice…
  • If I were you, I would go to the doctor.
If you suggest someone stop smoking, you could say:
  • If I were you, I would stop smoking.

In most cases when giving advice, people are more likely to follow your advice if you use If I were you.

  • If I were you, I would look for a new job.
  • If I were you, I would finish university.
  • If I were you, I would accept their offer.
  • If I were you, I would buy that house.
  • If I were you, I would arrive by 6 pm.

 

 

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